Cities are like lovers

Light and arcades; an open handed invitation calling lovers and strangers alike to climb right down into the marrow of her bones and pop back up again with the rest of the rat-eyed-dreamers, or lose themselves in cobblestone streets and cliché strung rooftops. That's Paris for you… all hidden behind doors whose paint whispers romance and revolution.

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Versöhnung

I am a collector of details, minutia, tiny pieces of other’s lives. I’m pausing, by your side in the metro, wondering what you're reading, watching you turn the page or stare into the abyss; a thief of daydreams, of doldrums, a sifter of the of the better-left-unsaid.

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1783 or Our Chemistry Kitchen

I remembered the last time I’d hugged her. The icy touch of her long fingers seeping through my shirt blurred the need to reconcile how one so mild and tender could be held erect by nothing but a beating pulse— a thudding chest and a razor spine, sharp enough to cut the palms of those who dared hold on too tight.

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Armies of Dreamers | trudge on, trudge on

We are a generation characterized by our glorification of wanderlust, a word so overused and over-though that it has been stripped of its beauty, emptied, exposed. A word degraded, perhaps, much as a view is rendered moot through the repetitive action of opening. It waits, arms flung wide and again, receiving the flocks of would-be dreamers, hopes pinned on avoiding the inevitable: themselves.

… Perhaps home has become a construct of distance.

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